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Sometimes I wonder what kind of career I would have if I could suffer fools.
I tried to read The Book of Joan, but couldn't get into it. It's a weird sci-fi thing about a future where gender identity, sex, and art have all become unmoored in a culture of artistic self-scarification. I can see where marginalized people would find it resonant but I had too much else to read to get excited about it, so after 40 pages of mostly scratching my head, I gave up.
Shit was brutal. About a cocky greedy farmer that meets a golden frog who offers him wishes. But in exchange the farmer must kill an escalating list of family members. Finally to fulfill his wish to become a god, he kills his wife and children. When he returns home he discovers the frog had deceived him and he sits down on the empty lot where his home once stood and weeps into his hands for what he has done.